Reel Women in Technology (Reel WiT) Award: Call to Action

February 22, 2016

Voting is open through March 10, 2016 for the first-ever Reel Women in Technology (Reel WiT) Award, presented by the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, and Google. 

As noted by Academy Award-Winning Actor and Advocate Geena Davis in this video, only 17% of onscreen technology roles feature women or girls. This award aspires to change that by recognizing the best portrayal of a leading woman in technology from a program (e.g. documentary, tv show, film, YouTube, etc.) who serves as a role model for girls and women with computing aspirations while disrupting the stereotypes of female ingenuity in technology fields.